[pet-ee-uh l-yool, -uh-lool, pet-ee-ol-yool]

noun Botany.

a small petiole, as of a leaflet in a compound leaf.

Nearby words

  1. peterson, roger tory,
  2. pethidine,
  3. petiolar,
  4. petiolate,
  5. petiole,
  6. petipa,
  7. petipa, marius,
  8. petit,
  9. petit beurre,
  10. petit bourgeois

Origin of petiolule

From the New Latin word petiolulus, dating back to 1825–35. See petiole, -ule

Related formspet·i·ol·u·lar [pet-ee-ol-yuh-ler] /ˌpɛt iˈɒl yə lər/, pet·i·ol·u·late [pet-ee-ol-yuh-leyt, -lit] /ˌpɛt iˈɒl yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for petiolule



the stalk of any of the leaflets making up a compound leaf

Word Origin for petiolule

C19: from New Latin petiolūlus, diminutive of Latin petiolus; see petiole

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